Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Fine & Mellow: 1935-1941
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
A great, relatively cheap prewar Holiday set
Marc Dolan | Brooklyn, NY USA | 01/09/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This set is probably the best one-CD overview of Billie's work in the 1930s and 1940s, a slight improvement over the Columbia Greatest Hits collection. It includes Strange Fruit, God Bless the Child, and most of the other predictable favorites. It also gives you a good spectrum of her sound with Teddy Wilson and Lester Young, her primary collaborators in this period. And unlike most of the postwar (especially Verve) collections, her voice is still pretty good on these early records, so that you can listen for tone as well as phrasing."